Tarun J Tejpal (born March 15, 1963) is an Indian journalist, publisher and a novelist. He is the editor-in-chief and publisher of Tehelka magazine, that was first launched in March 2000. In 2001 Business Week named him as amongst the 50 leaders at the forefront of change in Asia, later in 2009, the magazine named him amongst, "India's 50 Most Powerful People 2009". His debut novel The Alchemy of Desire (2006), won Le Prix Mille Pages, it was followed by Story of my Assassins (2010). "The Valley of Masks "(2011) was longlisted for Man Asian Literary Prize 2011. Tejpal has worked with many news publications such as, editor at India Today, Indian Express Group and the managing editor Outlook.
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